SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that JumpTap will utilize the award-winning
Autodesk LocationLogic platform to offer location-based mobile search
services to mobile operators in North America and throughout Europe. The
strategic alliance between the two companies grew from JumpTap's
involvement with the Autodesk Location Services Developer Program, where
the two companies shared the vision, resources and support needed to
harness the power of location- enabled mobile search.
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JumpTap, a pioneer in the development of innovative mobile search
technology, will use the Autodesk LocationLogic platform to offer real-time
geoservices such as maps, driving directions and points of interest in
order to address the need associated with a user's mobile search results.
The location awareness of JumpTap's mobile search service is a true
differentiator for mobile operators and a greatly enhanced experience for
"JumpTap impressed us from the very beginning," said Joe Astroth, Vice
President of Autodesk Location Services. "JumpTap's vision and approach to
the local search business along with their technical innovations make them
a compelling partner in the industry."
"This partnership helps advance our goals of offering differentiated
and comprehensive mobile search capabilities to our mobile operator
partners," said Adam Soroca, Vice President and General Manager of Search
Services for JumpTap Inc. "Autodesk LocationLogic allows us to quickly and
easily add location to JumpTap's mobile search and advertising service."
The Autodesk Location Services Developer Program empowers application
developers with the same tools used by five world-class carriers to build
and deploy location-smart wireless services. Developers participating in
the Autodesk Location Services Developer Program are enabling their place
in growth potential by receiving the most comprehensive set of tools as
well as full-time, dedicated support personnel.
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring
that great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users,
Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the
manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and
wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create,
manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a
result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage, become more
productive, streamline project efficiency and maximize profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California.
For additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
About JumpTap, Inc.
Founded in 2004, JumpTap, Inc. provides wireless carriers with an
end-to- end, carrier-branded mobile search solution that drives third-party
revenue for mobile operators while providing a quick, easy and fun mobile
search experience for subscribers. JumpTap's comprehensive solution couples
an intuitive user interface and mobile-specific search engine with a search
marketing model that pays carriers for search success. JumpTap provides
carriers, advertisers and subscribers with the industry's most complete,
easy- to-use and rewarding mobile search environment. For more information
on JumpTap, please visit: http://www.jumptap.com .
NOTE: Autodesk and LocationLogic are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other
brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective
Autodesk Contact: Brandi Cook, 503-471-6839
JumpTap Contact: Laurie Cutts, 617-301-4588
SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.